Jury sides with Courtney Love in trial over tweet
LOS ANGELES -- A Twitter posting by Courtney Love suggesting that one of her attorneys had been "bought off" wasn't defamatory, a jury decided Friday.
The verdict came after roughly three hours of deliberation in a case that spanned eight days and focused on the Hole frontwoman's postings on the social networking site. The case centered on one 2010 post that suggested that San Diego attorney Rhonda Holmes had been "bought off" and that was why she wasn't representing the singer anymore.
Love had hired Holmes to file a fraud case against the estate of her late husband, Kurt Cobain. The lawyer contended during the trial that she was fired by Love and that the tweet and other statements the singer made against her have caused her substantial damage.
Love's tweet stated, "I was (expletive) devastated when Rhonda J Holmes Esq of san diego was bought off" in response to a question from user of the popular social media site.
The message was never meant to be public, Love told jurors. She said she meant for it to be sent as a direct message, which only the recipient would see, but it instead went public and was quickly deleted.
Madonna to perform at the Grammy Awards
LOS ANGELES -- It's official: Madonna will perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
A Friday news release from The Recording Academy had no other details about the seven-time Grammy winner's appearance, however, which has been a rumor for some time.
Also added to the performance lineup are nominees Miranda Lambert and Billie Joe Armstrong. They will sing a tribute to the late Phil Everly, of The Everly Brothers. Juicy J and Trombone Shorty have also been added to the roster.
They will join a star-studded lineup that includes most of today's top pop stars and leading nominees Jay Z, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar.
TV stars to announce ACM Award nominees online
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The nominees for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced via Twitter and Facebook in a series of videos by TV personalities.
Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, Willie and Korie Robertson from "Duck Dynasty," Beth Behrs from "2 Broke Girls" and hosts from "CBS This Morning," "Entertainment Tonight," "The Talk" and "The Insider" will make the announcements on Jan. 29.
The 49th annual ACM Awards will air live on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 6.
Leno says no return to late-night TV after 'Tonight'
LOS ANGELES -- Jay Leno says he doesn't plan to tackle another late-night show after leaving NBC's "Tonight" next month.
In an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes" airing Sunday, Leno said he can't re-create what he had as "Tonight" host with another show.
Leno said his 22-year run was "fantastic."
The comedian steps down as "Tonight" host on Feb. 6. Jimmy Fallon takes over as host on Feb. 17. Leno praised his successor, comparing him to a young Johnny Carson.